Pages Tagged With: "Horticulture"

‘Historic Landscapes—Recognizing and Eradicating Invasive Plants’

Preservation Delaware to hold online workshop on June 3, 2020.

Delaware Forest Service publishes guide to big trees of Delaware

State’s largest trees includes a Nordmann fir and tamarack at Buena Vista, and a Douglas fir at Belmont Hall.

Horticulture Position

Qualifications We are looking for volunteers who work well within a team and have an interest and/or knowledge or skills in basic gardening, ornamental horticulture, or general plant-related topics. Experience or education in horticulture is a plus! This opportunity may also suitable for groups! Sites Various sites throughout the state of Delaware, including our museum […]

Formal Garden Plant List

Agastache foeniculumAnise HyssopHeight: 2-3 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9 Aster oblongifolius‘Raydon’s Favorite’Height: 2-3 ft.Spread: 1 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Baptisia australisHeight: 3-4 ft.Spread: 3-4 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Calamagrostis x acutifolia‘Avalanche’Height: 4-5 ft.Spread: 2 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9 Coreopsis auriculata‘Nana’Height: 8-12 in.USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9 Panicum virgatum‘Heavy Metal’Height: 2-4 ftSpread: 2-3 ft.USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Pennisetum […]

New Castle Green Tree Descriptions

The practice of maintaining a green open space in the middle of a village or more populated environment began hundreds of years ago in England. The green was an open area of land within a settlement where the citizens could go for exercise, to graze livestock in a secure area, where markets were held, where […]

Self Guided & Digital Tours

Virtual Tour of the New Castle Green Not able to make it to New Castle to view all of the stately trees and historic buildings? No problem, check out the virtual tour of the historic New Castle Green. “Serenity on the St. Jones: A Formal Garden Restored” Take a look into the restoration of the […]

Serenity on the St. Jones

A Formal Garden Restored The John Dickinson Plantation may not look exactly as it did 200 years ago, but it still gives the feeling of the 18th century. In 1954, Alden Hopkins, who helped design gardens for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, designed a Colonial Revival garden for the plantation. The formal garden was installed during […]

Division welcomes three new staff members

New employees include two members of the Horticulture Team and an addition to the staff of the Buena Vista conference/event center.

Dan Davis promoted to Conservation Technician IV

Thirty-one-year veteran works in the division’s Horticulture Team.

Sussex Gardeners deck the halls of the Zwaanendael Museum

Holiday display through December 2016 features preserved flowers, fruit, evergreen branches and other plant material.